Asian Kites for Kids (9780804855396)

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Tuttle Publishing
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15 kite projects; color illustrations
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Trim Size:
7 1/2 X 10

*Winner Armed with the Arts Inc. Creative Book Award*

Kids will learn how to make colorful kites while exploring Asian culture and history with this easy-to-follow craft book for kids.

Fun to build and exciting to fly, kites are a universal expression of joy and wonder for enthusiasts of all ages. Asian Kites for Kids features kite building projects that are beautiful and functional—ideal for teachers, camp counselors, parents, and budding young kite makers themselves.

Kite making is a traditional Asian craft and an essential aspect of folklore that uses everyday materials to create beautiful works of art. In fact, kites are just as much fun to build as they are to fly! The colorful, easy-to-follow instructions will have readers building and flying fifteen different models from across Asia, including China, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, and Korea.

With Asian Kites for Kids readers will learn to build:
  • A Butterfly kite from China
  • A Cobra kite from Thailand
  • A Mini kite from Malaysia
  • A Shield kite from Korea
  • An Octopus kite from Japan
  • and much more!
This book includes sections on safety, the anatomy of kites, troubleshooting tips, as well as an index of online retailers and resources. Spend hours of fun with your kids and friends crafting handmade Asian kites, and then watching your original creations soar.

About the Author:
Wayne Hosking is a world renowned kite authority, kite collector, and designer. The author of several books on kites and kite making, Hosking has displayed his kite collection in museums, schools, and universities. He continues to teach kite making and give demonstrations throughout the country.